quikboy wrote a comment on the Channel 10 post Windows Live Writer 1.0 released, learn all about it here! as follows:
I just wish Live Writer had 3 quick features:
1. Different fonts
2. Fonts sizes
3. Smileys/emoticons (but please be different than the ones seen on WLM/MSN)
Then I’ll be really happy. Wish they would do that.
Wish no more, hopefully this post will give you the information that requested.
Managing fonts isn’t immediately obvious, so I thought I would write up how to manipulate fonts using Windows Live Writer.
- On the menu bar, click Format, and then click Font.
2. In the Font Window, select the desired Font, Style, Size Effects and Color and then click OK.
3. Feel the warm pride of knowing your post has the fonts that you want.
You can use this technique to select a variety of fonts and sizes, such as:
Copperplate Gothic Light, Size 12, in blue
Times New Roman, Size 10, Bold in Red
Papyrus, Size 14, in Maroon
My fix for emoticons is kind of a cheat. Take some screen shots of the emoticons that you want, and then insert them in your posts as images.
I realize that I didn’t really answer all three of your questions, so I can understand that you might not be really happy, I would settle for at least very happy.
This should upgrade your mood to really happy. Remember, if you don’t find the functionality that you want, browse the plug ins, somebody may have already created the features that you want.